String of tubular beads
Place of Origin: Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama
0.1 x 66 cm (1/16 x 26 in.)
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String of long, thin tubular beads (average bead length 1.5 cm) made from hammered sheet gold. Stringing is modern. One of six strings (1971.891-1971.895).
Excavated in the Sitio Conte area, Coclé Province, Panama, after 1930; by 1950 in a Private Collection, San José, Costa Rica; to Paul Pasher, New York, between 1950 and 1955 and kept with Manuel Miranda Pinto, San Salvador, El Salvador; brought to the United States, April 1970 and sold to the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; to the MFA, December 1971, purchase.
Gift of Landon T. Clay